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Diver hit by boat propeller north of Phuket, boat captain sought by police

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Speedboat in Southern Thailand

Speedboat in Southern Thailand. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.


PHUKET: Police are searching for a boat captain who is alleged to have hit a female diver with an engine propeller while she was taking part in a sea clean operation yesterday (Aug 31) at Koh Kai Nok in Phang Nga, north of Phuket.

Officials from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources were notified at 2pm yesterday that 31-year-old sea cleaning volunteer, Ms Patcharin Petlohlein, had been taken to Vachira Hospital Phuket after being slashed by a boat’s propeller during a sea cleaning dive near Koh Kai Nok.

Full story: thephuketnews.com

By Eakkapop Thongtub
The Phuket News


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